• Populism, Religion, Modi. What’s Happening In India? And Why It Matters.

    Good days are coming’, this was the slogan of Narendra Modi, the unabashedly populist maverick who took the Indian subcontinent by storm in 2014. Never before, or since, has the appeal and allure of populist politics been so acutely presented in a single phrase, perfectly encapsulating the vague promises...
  • Lockdown Should Not Be Eased Until We Have An Effective Track And Trace App

    On the 4th July, pubs, hotels and restaurants are expected to open in the hospitality sector, following Boris Johnson’s recent announcement of a lockdown easing. But is it really safe to reopen such a vast swathe of society when we’re only at the tail end of coronavirus deaths and...
  • Cummings and Goings

    Cummings has certainly shown a disregard for the spirit of the lockdown, but in justifying his actions has he shown a disregard for the British public as well? Last Monday, the nation’s attention moved to the press conference taking place in the 10-downing street garden. The beautiful setting perhaps...
  • Union Council Meeting’s Democratic Review

    The 6th February 2020 marked another instalment of the renowned Union Council Meeting's Democratic Review, and saw the proposal of three new policies. ...
  • The EU plastic ban: what does it mean for our future?

    As you may or may not be aware, the European Parliament announced on October 24th that it was banning all single-use plastic. That means that all plastic products which are not reusable will be forbidden. So what does this ban entail, exactly, and what are the consequences of it?...
  • Canada has Legalised Weed: Should the U.K. follow?

    Almost fifty years after Nixon launched the war on drugs, there now exists a building momentum to abandon the fight. Canada’s recent legalisation of cannabis, the second nation in the world to do so, embodies this motion. The question remains: Should the U.K. follow in Canada’s footsteps? With an...
  • Theresa May is definitely a robot

    Only two days after the Conservative’s Annual Party conference, the new Blade Runner film (set in a dystopia populated by human-like robots) was released. Shockingly appropriate, it seems, as our country’s most prominent robot attempted to punch the right keys with the general public in a well written, empty...